Domaine Tupinier-Bautista

Tupinier-Bautista are a lovely mix of traditional Burgundian winemaking with a modern attitude.

This old, family domaine is situated in the small hamlet of Touches, overlooking the town of Mercurey. They have 10ha of vines in Mercurey AOC, including premier cru vineyards, and work closely with a few local growers for other parcels. At the helm is Manuel Bautista, a vigneron who’s not afraid to get his hands dirty. They do everything by hand at the domaine: from working the vineyards, to harvesting, to winemaking.

While Mercurey is 85% planted to red grapes, Manuel has a deep love of white wines. So, alongside his premier cru reds, like the structured, powerful Le Clos du Roy, he also buys in parcels of white grapes from across Burgundy to vinify delicate, naturally expressive wines that are made with his low-intervention approach.

“With good grapes you’ll get good colour – the primary material is everything!”

Manuel Bautista, winemaker

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